Russ Bliss Predicts the Winners of each NFL Game this week
Brutal. That's the only word I have for my picks in week 9: brutal. 6-7? I feel like Gordon Ramsey should be yelling at me or something; calling me a "donkey" and telling me to get out of his kitchen.
The good news is that it can only get better. That dismal showing in week 9 has me a pitiful 83-50 for the year and way off the mark for where I like being at this time heading into the stretch run towards the end of the season. Ideally at this point of the season you'd like to be at least 93-40. That's a lot of ground to make up, but I'll try.
Here are my week 10 NFL Game Predictions:
Washington 27, Minnesota 23
Pittsburgh 27, Buffalo 17
Baltimore 23, Cincinnati 20
Detroit 28, Chicago 24
Tennessee 34, Jacksonville 13
NY Giants 24, Oakland 17
Green Bay 24, Philadelphia 21
Seattle 27, Atlanta 20
Indianapolis 31, St. Louis 24
San Francisco 20, Carolina 16
Denver 35, San Diego 31
Arizona 27, Houston 21
New Orleans 31, Dallas 28
Tampa Bay 28, Miami 17
There you have them: my week 9 NFL game picks.
Dallas came through for me in my week 9 Survivor Pool Lock week 9, but as I said last week: they always make it a whole lot closer a game than I think it should be. Luckily they didn't blow it. That improves me to 7-2 in the weekly locks for the season. Here are the results each week to date:
Week 1 (W; 21-17) Indianapolis over Oakland
Week 2 (L; 30-33) Philadelphia over San Diego
Week 3 (W; 45-17) Seattle over Jacksonville
Week 4 (W; 52-20) Denver over Philadelphia
Week 5 (W; 34-20) St. Louis over Jacksonville
Week 6 (W; 24-7) Kansas City over Oakland
Week 7 (L; 27-30) New England over NY Jets
Week 8 (W; 42-10) San Francisco over Jacksonville
Week 9 (W; 27-23) Dallas over Minnesota
This week I am actually tempted to take Tampa Bay over Miami, but it goes against all of my reason to take a team that is 0-8 on the season to get their first win against a team that is 4-4, even if the Dolphins are in a state of total turmoil as an organization and team because of the Richie Incognito circus. That's okay though, because there is another game that sticks out like a sore thumb this week. The Tennessee Titans are at home against the most woeful team in the NFL. The Titans are actually playing pretty good football and even though Jacksonville is coming off the bye, they still are not any better now than they were going into it. Worse even as WR Justin Blackmon has been suspended for the rest of the season. While I'm sure it is a measure of pride for the players, I get the feeling the organization itself wouldn't mind if they lost every game so they have that first pick in the 2014 draft and can get a real QB. RB's Chris Johnson and Shonn Greene should run roughshod over the Jags this week in a game that will be close for about 1 1/2 quarters.
My Survivor Pool Lock for Week 10 is: the Tennessee Titans over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Best of luck to all in your own picks this week!